Guide for Transfer Credit
Merrimack College’s transfer equivalency site is intended as a guide for our prospective students.
Prior to admission, we encourage you to use the site to identify some of Merrimack’s current equivalencies for both College courses and Advanced credits such as AP/CLEP (Search under Institution name: The College Board), and IB (Search under Institution name: International Baccalaureate)
If you do not see your courses, we encourage you to request by email to have your courses evaluated for equivalency matches.
- AP: Exam scores of 3 and higher will be reviewed for credit: CollegeBoard
- IB: Higher Level (HL) exams with scores of 5 and higher will be reviewed for credit.
- CLEP: Exam scores of 50 and higher will be reviewed for credit.
Articulation agreements outline how a specific academic program at a specific institution transfers into a particular major at Merrimack College. Some of our articulations may be listed on the transfer equivalency site.
General Policies for Transfer credit
- Courses that are comparable to Merrimack courses generally transfer.
- Transfer credit is based on factors including, but not limited to, accreditation, comparability of courses, faculty credentials and other requirements (see transfer credits policy in the academic catalog).
- In general, a “C-” is the minimum grade required to transfer a course.
- You must successfully complete at least 34 credit hours at Merrimack and 50% of the courses required for your major to receive your bachelor’s degree from the college.
- Merrimack College will award up to 90 Transfer credit hours to incoming Transfer students.
Transfer Credit Evaluations
After you have been admitted, transfer services will begin a transfer credit evaluation.
- If the courses have been previously evaluated by Merrimack College and are in our equivalency database, you will receive notice explaining how your courses may transfer.
- If the courses are not in the database, they will be listed on your transfer credit evaluation as “pending review,” and the Office of Admission will facilitate the process of our academic departments reviewing the courses to assign equivalency.
Please check your evaluation for course description, syllabus or transcript requests and submit requested documents to the Office of Admission.